Fortnite Season 10 releases in August with new Battle Pass and challenges – Windows Central

Fortnite Season 9 is drawing to a close. As players wrap up their last remaining challenges and earn the last rewards on their docket, eyes are drawn to the inevitable Fortnite Season 10.

Fortnite Season 10 will release on August 1, 2019. This means that Fortnite Season 9 will have run for twelve weeks, a bit longer than usual however, there’s a good reason for it. The Fortnite World Cup finals are being held towards the end of July and the seasonal changes always impact the map and gameplay, alterting viable strategies and the exact balance. Since Epic Games wants to make sure the finalists play on an even field that they’re all familiar with, Season 9 is taking a little longer to wrap up than past seasons.

If the past seasons of Fortnite are any indicator, Season 10 will begin right as Season 9 ends, in the early hours of August 1. New skins and Battle Pass details will be revealed in the near future and we’ll be sure to cover them.

Until Fortnite Season 10 arrives, there are still challenges to finish and rewards to earn in Season 9. If you’re not sure what to do next, you can check out the list of Fortnite Season 9 Week 10 challenges right here. This should have everything you need.

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Stacey Dooley gives glimpse of new home as she moves out of Kevin Clifton’s house – Metro.co.uk


Stacey Dooley has moved into her own place (Picture: Rex)

Stacey Dooley has given fans a glimpse into her new home after moving out of boyfriend Kevin Clifton’s house.

Taking to Instagram, the Strictly Come Dancing winner shared a snap of her décor with her 728k followers, explaining she was ‘home’.

The snap in question shows a mirror on the floor, beside two plants and the fluffiest white rug known to man.

Maybe the 32-year-old is going for the minimalist look… Or maybe she still has a load of unpacking to get done.

Stacey was previously staying with beau Kevin after she left the Brighton flat she shared with ex Sam Tucknott, at the beginning of the year.

But she chose to get a place of her own, with reports stating she wanted to ‘slow things down’ with the professional dancer.

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‘Kevin and Stacey were infatuated with each other after finishing Strictly and their relationship was incredibly quick and passionate,’ a source explained to The Sun.

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‘They talked about getting a place together and it was really intense.

‘But now the honeymoon period has ended and they’re both working very hard again, she thought it best to slow things down and to get a place of her own.’

The insider added the 36-year-old agreed it is good for them to have their own space while their romance is still fresh.

Stacey has been jazzing up her new place (Picture: Instagram)

Stacey was previously dating Sam, with the personal trainer front and centre in the audience when she won the Strictly glitterball with Kevin last December.

But their three year relationship came to an end in March – and Sam later revealed that after their split, he discovered messages from Kevin reading ‘I love you’ on Stacey’s phone.

‘I was getting my stuff to leave. Stacey was in the loo. Her phone went and it was Kevin Clifton. I grabbed the phone and confronted her. She said she’d tell me everything I needed to know,’ he told the Sun.

‘I did fall for him but when we were done,’ he claimed the presenter said, to which he replied: ‘I don’t hate you Stacey. I hate what you’ve done.’

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Dean & DeLuca’s future is bleak. But when it opened it was a game-changer. – SF Gate

The first time I ever went to a Dean & DeLuca, I did not know what harissa was. I was in college. I had never heard of a hen of the woods mushroom. I had no idea that salt could cost $40.

I remember walking through the Washington market in Georgetown, in its historic brick building, and looking at all the cheeses and smoked fish and exciting ingredients – not that I even knew what to do with half of them, at the time. I remember marveling: This is where fancy people buy their groceries. I think I bought one of the prepared salads, displayed behind glass in ceramic bowls. For less than $20, Dean & DeLuca made me feel like I could be a fancy person, too.

So that’s why, when the New York Times reported on Wednesday that the specialty grocer was in grave financial trouble, fancy and non-fancy people alike were distraught. The future is uncertain for its remaining U.S. stores, in New York, Washington and Honolulu. Even Dean & DeLuca Stage, a high-design cafe concept that opened only a few months ago in New York, has closed, the Times reported.

Giorgio DeLuca and Joel Dean opened the first Dean & DeLuca in 1977 in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, and it went on to change how Americans shopped for specialty food. Many of its imported and precious ingredients, at the time rare and perhaps experimental, have grown up to become household names. The minimalist decor of open wire shelving – then an innovation – is a standard cool look for retail of all types now. The appeal of Dean & DeLuca has always been its European quality, presented with American excess.

“The store is stocked for a food fancier’s ‘what if’ games,” wrote Phyllis Richman for The Post in 1979. “What if you could choose from 40 French goat cheeses? Five kinds of dried mushrooms in bulk? A dozen different clam and oyster knives? Fresh truffles and fresh quail eggs and fresh mayonnaise and fresh plums in winter and Russian pashka when it is not even Easter?”

Dean & DeLuca claimed to be the first store in the United States to sell radicchio, balsamic vinegar and sun-dried tomatoes. It earned the nickname “The Museum of Fine Food.” The company’s immaculate displays and overflowing cases of prepared food have gone on to influence mainstream grocers.

Dean & DeLuca’s style became “the basics of where other high-end retailers would end up going,” said Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association. “When you see the Wegmans format today, if you’ve ever been to Publix, those grocers, I think, would tell you that they emulated some of that early in the day.”

The store was also known for its impeccable customer service.

“The people who served you behind those cases were extremely knowledgeable. Today, most of that information comes from an app,” said Kafarakis. “These guys, back then, it was on the top of their head – they immediately told you the story of where the product came from, they’d give you a little taste. There was a whole romance.”

As it was for me, the grocer became many people’s gateway to fine food and fancy ingredients. Shortly after the Washington store opened in 1993 – the brand’s first outside New York – Chris Carter was working at his first job on Capitol Hill. He recalled via Twitter message that his girlfriend at the time had heard about Dean & DeLuca and was eager to try it. So one night, before they headed to a concert in Virginia, he “spent like 1/4 of my monthly take home pay (about $100) on a picnic dinner for a night at Wolf Trap for us – olives, fruit, cheese, deli meats and spreads and bread.”

“I felt like this was one of my first real grown-up meals and dates,” said Carter, now 53 and a lobbyist for Lehigh University. “I remember thinking, why don’t I eat like this every day?”

Other customers recalled their favorite things about the store. A French expat would go there for a taste of home. It was, for one woman, the only place to find Aleppo pepper – “years before [London restaurateur and cookbook author Yotam] Ottolenghi made it a pantry ‘staple.’ ” There were the fancy mac and cheese, the chocolate eggs, the rainbow of salads. The kitchen tools that lasted decades.

The company became a beloved pop culture touchstone, too. On “Felicity,” the title character, played by Keri Russell, worked at Dean & DeLuca as a barista while attending the fictional “University of New York” (though she often spent her working hours flirting with her crush, Ben). The 1993 film “The Night We Never Met” features Matthew Broderick as a Dean & DeLuca cheese counter employee. It was also a good place for celebrity spotting – both in New York and Washington. In the early days of the SoHo store, you might run into the artist Donald Judd, but as the neighborhood changed, such actors as Meg Ryan and Sarah Jessica Parker shopped there. Plenty of people have experienced the random Dean & DeLuca celebrity sighting, whether it was Dave Chapelle or Julian Schnabel or Owen Wilson.

But the company, which was bought by Thailand-based Pace Development in 2014 for $140 million, has had its missteps. At the time of Pace’s acquisition, there were 42 stores – but according to the New York Post, by 2018 that number dwindled to 18 as the company faced lawsuits from suppliers who claimed they were stiffed. The company abandoned sponsorship deals and withdrew from several of its leases.

On Thursday morning, the Georgetown Dean & DeLuca was a shadow of its former self. Cheese cases were half-full, and the charcuterie case had only seven options where there was once a bounty. Half of the prepared foods case, once brimming with salads and fish made in house, was bare. Three chicken pot pies remained in the freezer case, and exactly 12 jars of $29 Luxardo cherries were on a shelf. There were only five baguettes, one sourdough boule and three jars of $30 white truffle sea salt. Other assorted products had been pushed to the front of the shelves: A few bottles of Runamok Maple Syrup. A single gold-wrapped bottle of Anfosso olive oil, imported from Italy. Twenty boxes of imported French Le Puy lentils, for $14 apiece. There were signs around the store that read: “Please pardon our appearance as we prepare for renovations.”

There were still pastries from Baltimore-based Patisserie Poupon in the cases, but the company owes about $10,000, owner Josef Poupon said. “We’ve been doing business with them for over 20 years,” said Poupon, who said he has “kind of given up” on getting the past-due money, and currently requires payment upon delivery for any products Dean & DeLuca orders. “If we could get something, it would be great. We’re a small company.”

Perhaps in an attempt to make the shelves seem more full, out-of-season products were stocked – or maybe the company was just hoping that people would buy leftover chocolate Easter eggs and holiday turkey brine in July. Nothing was on sale. I tried to order a ham and brie sandwich but was politely informed that the store had no brie. When a Dean & DeLuca runs out of brie, you know things are really bad.

An employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said the store was not going to close. When asked about the bare shelves, he gave this reporter a pained look. “We’re having challenges,” he said.

Angelina Jolie Couldn’t Look More Expensive in Paris With These Outfits – Yahoo Lifestyle

It’s so incredibly rare to see Angelina Jolie out and about that we would have felt compelled to share the latest pictures of her in Paris anyway. But throw in the fact that she’s worn a slew of ensembles that literally couldn’t be chicer, more elegant, or more understatedly riche if they tried, and the deal is sealed for us. Let’s just say you have to see what she packed for The City of Lights.

With her equally fabulous godmother in tow, English actress Jacqueline Bisset, the pair have been generating quite the buzz across the arrondissements, stepping out in matching all-cream getups peppered with ultra-luxe accessories like Chanel shoes and Celine’s new satchel bag.

Angelina is rumored to be in town for a Guerlain photo shoot after taking a break from filming, but her hectic schedule leading up to the trip has allowed for some pretty epic vacation wardrobe planning. Adhering to a neutral color palette of white, oatmeal, tan, and gray, she has crafted the kind of concise capsule that even the most experienced minimalist would be impressed by. It’s a styling trick we’ve extolled the virtues of many times. Even when you’re on a budget, you can still look incredibly expensive.

Keep scrolling to see what Jolie has been wearing in Paris and to shop her look for yourself—screaming fan mob not included.

Outfit #1: White Dress + Tan Accessories + Pashmina + Tortoiseshell Sunglasses + Gold Earrings

On Angelina Jolie: The Row Martina Dress ($6150); Louis Vuitton Paris Texas Sunglasses ($685); Celine Medium Triomphe Bag ($3850)

The Row Martina Dress ($6150)

Alaïa Waist Belt ($760)

Louis Vuitton Paris Texas Sunglasses ($685)

Celine Medium Triomphe Bag ($3850)

Ben Amun Earrings ($90)

Outfit #2: Cashmere Sweater + Linen Pants + Tan Accessories + Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

White + Warren Essential Cashmere Sweater ($250)

Marni Trunk Bag ($1890)

Cult Gaia Jordan Pants ($266)

Gianvito Rossi Gianvito 105 Pumps ($681)

Outfit #3: Stripe Maxi Dress + Tortoiseshell Sunglasses + Mini Bag + Pashmina

On Angelina Jolie: Loro Piana Camille Dress ($3500)

Loro Piana Camille Dress ($3500)

Johnstons of Elgin Fringed cashmere stole ($515)

Rodo Wicker and Leather Box Bag ($660)

Jennifer Fisher 2″ Thread gold-plated hoop earrings (£150)

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

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Oupio Sculpts Glass, Wood, and Metal Into Light and Sound – Design Milk

With the spectral appearance of a large floating eyeball, the spherical and sculptural Oupio serves dual purposes as an internet-connected lighting solution and wireless audio speaker contained with a minimalist expression of glass, wood, and metal.

Within the Oupio twenty 1-watt LEDs are capable of producing a peak intensity of 2000 lumens, with a temperature range engineered to simulate sunset yellow (2700K) all the way to white light similar to the midday sun (6000K).

Oupio founder, designer, and former architect Vlad Iorgulescu cites the experimental science of neuroaesthetics – the combinations aesthetics and psychology in service of “perception, production, and response to art, as well as interactions with objects and scenes that evoke an intense feeling, often of pleasure” – as a guiding principle for designing an object reactive to human needs such as mood and health.

“And while current technologies offer a vast array of functionality, they also create a vast array of clutter,” says Iorgulescu, “So we also need hybrid products, with mixed functionality, that merge tech with interior design principles and, as a result, seamlessly integrate in any home environment.”

Complementary to the Oupio’s lighting is a wireless audio speaker system (via Bluetooth and also with an audio-in port). Sound is produced with a Balance Mode Radiator (explanation about BMR illustrated here), a compact single driver technology capable of expanding the “sweet spot” evenly throughout a room and covering a wide range of frequencies (65Hz to 20KHz). A single or two finger touch interface controls light and audio with intuitive gestures:

  • Tap to Play / Pause or turn the light On / Off
  • Touch and Hold modifies the light color (this function only affects light)
  • Swipe Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise to adjust either the volume of the music or the intensity of the light

The Oupio is crafted from wood (oak, ash or cork) with white opal glass, and anodized aluminum.

Up to five units can be grouped together using a dedicated low-latency WiFi network, and the option to hang them from overhead offers versatile placement.

Finally, app integration not only permits users to adjust brightness or change audio volume, the option to set an alarm could make the Oupio the best looking bedside, light-based alarm clock available. More information about pre-ordering an Oupio available here.